Happy Fairy Godmother Friday! And…….Happy Flag Day.
My husband was in the military and never did I realize all of the rules around how we handle our flag.
- · The flag of the United States is the emblem of our identity as a separate nation, which the United States of America has been for more than 200 years. Therefore, citizens should stand at attention and salute when their flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered.
- · The custom is to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on flagstaffs in the open, but it may be displayed at night upon special occasions to produce a patriotic effect.
- · When the flag is hung vertically on a wall, window or door the Union (blue) should be to the observer’s left. When the flag is hung either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the Union (blue field) should be to the observer’s left.
- · The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
- · It should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement.
- · It should be displayed at every public institution and in or near every polling place on election days, and at schoolhouses during school days.
- · In a procession the flag is to the right of another flag or, if in a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.
- · The flag should not be displayed on a float except from a staff, nor draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle.
- · When the flag is displayed on a vehicle, the staff should be fixed firmly to the chassis.
- · No other flag should be placed above the flag of the United States or, if on the same level, to its right.
- · The United Nations flag may not be displayed above or in a position of superior prominence to the United States flag except at United Nations Headquarters.
- · The flag displayed with another against a wall, from crossed staffs, should be on the right (the flag’s own right), and its staff should be in front of the other staff.
- · It should be at the center and the highest point when displayed with a group of state flags.
- · When flags of states, cities, etc., are flown on the same halyard, the United States flag should be at the peak.
- · When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height, and the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last.
- · When displayed from a staff projecting from a building, the union [upper inner corner] should be at the peak of the staff.
- · When it is displayed otherwise than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out; or so suspended that its folds fall as freely as though the flag were staffed.
- · When displayed over a street, it should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street, or to the east in a north and south street.
- · On a platform, it should be above and behind the speaker, with the union uppermost and to the observer’s left.
- · When displayed from a staff in a church or auditorium, the flag should occupy the position of honor and be placed at the speaker’s right as he faces the audience.
- · When flown at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to half-staff position. It should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. Half-staff is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff.
- · When the flag is used to cover a casket, the union should be at the head and over the left shoulder.
- · The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
- · It should never be displayed with the union down, save as a signal of dire distress.
- · It should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
- · It should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
- · It should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored so that it might be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
- · It should never be used as covering for a ceiling.
- · It should never have anything placed on it.
- · The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose, nor embroidered on cushions or handkerchiefs, printed on paper napkins or boxes, nor used as any portion of a costume.
- · When the flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
Expect to see a few more flags around your neighborhood this weekend. today is the patriotic, but often under-appreciated, National Flag Day.
Although the look of the American flag has changed since Congress authorized it as the nation’s official symbol on June 14, 1777, the American flag still stands as a patriotic symbol of freedom, strength, equality and more.
Despite being established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, it wasn’t until President Truman signed an Act of Congress in 1949 that National Flag Day was officially recognized as a day of observance.
Happy happy Fairy Godmother Friday…..
Today’s post is a real “treat”! We wanted to share the amazing talent of one of our Fairy Godmothers. Cassandra has been making some wonderful treats and we are so impressed! She keeps getting better and better and is making some beautiful cakes. Be sure to check out her FB page and “Like” it. https://www.facebook.com/cassandra.patrick.923?fref=ts
We are so lucky to have her on our team. She is kind, fun, talented, has a can-do attitude, always smiles, has a sweet laugh, works very hard, gives 110% in everything she does, has great communication skills. Any client would be so lucky to have Cassandra as their planner.
Cassandra- Planner / Coordinator
I am a crafty person* I love thrift stores* My favorite TV show of all time is Friends* Favorite Disney movie Sleeping Beauty* I have a million hobbies* I like my cream and sugar with a little coffee* I love to bake and cook especially for others* I like pancakes for dinner* I love vegetables* I get overly excited about holiday seasons * My favorite color is yellow* I have a basset hound named Lucy after Lucille Ball who I adore* My guilty pleasures are fruity pebbles and marshmallows* I’m always on the hunt for a bargain* I love home decorating and event planning anything that makes me brain storm* I am a go-getter* I truly believe everything happens for a reason.
One of the most noted ways of thanking guests for attending your wedding, is giving out wedding favors. Wedding favors, usually consisting of candy in a cute little box. But don’t you want to make these a little more personal and long lasting? Instead of just putting candy at each guests place setting, make it a more meaningful thank you gift.
The best wedding favor I have seen was when the bride and groom had water glasses made with their names and the date of their wedding on them. They placed each glass at the guest’s spots and filled them with M&M’s. It was an ingenious idea, and really nice for the guests, who could then keep the memento. Another good idea was when a bride and groom, who were married at Christmas, gave their guests Christmas ornaments with their names and the wedding date on the ribbon used for hanging the ornament.
Just little ideas like those make a huge difference with the guests. They feel more appreciated. Plus it is fun to get more creative with wedding favors. This is not a necessity, but it is a nice touch to add to your special day’s reception.
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. A Fairy Godmother Baby Shower at The Metro Galleries.
One of our very own is going to have a baby girl in just two months! Can’t wait…………Congratulations Liliana.
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
That’s what little girls are made of!
Happy Fairy Godmother Friday!
On Friday’s we like to share information about our team. Thought today we would talk about our dress code. We work hard to project a professional image at every event we handle. We wear a simple black dress, pearls a flower in the color of the event and proudly our Fairy Godmother name badge.
They say image is worth a thousand words and we completely agree!
A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel; it is intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, and accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color.
The “little black dress” is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a “rule of fashion” that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening.
All brides want to look beautiful and perfect on their wedding day. For facial beauty some brides go on diets beforehand, others do cleansing, others go to the salon, others try new creams and exfoliating washes, etc. All of this aimed toward the perfect look. Here are a few helpful tips that don’t cost anything and are the best approach to a beautiful face.
1. Try using gentle, healthy exfoliating products instead of harsh ones which will make your face look inflamed. Some suggestions are: avocado face mask, honey face mask, almond face mask, or oil pulling.
2. Don’t start your diet (if you are planning on doing this) just a couple weeks before the wedding because this will cause your body to detox, which will affect your face in a detrimental way. Detoxing can cause inflammation, pimples, excess oil, or dry skin, all things to be avoided at your wedding.It is best to avoid harsh, quick fix diets at this time.
3. Avoid sugar! Most important thing step to beautiful complexion. Sugar is the number one cause of facial inflammation. It may be hard to do this at this stressful time, but if you want your face looking pretty and fresh, avoid it.
4. Best way to having perfect skin is not to do any drastic, last minute detox diets, stay away from harsh face washes, don’t do sugar, and just try to eat with healthier food choices in mind. When your body is going through so much stress, don’t stress it out more with harsh new changes.
Happy Magical Monday!
Our beloved Fairy Godmother Wedding and Event business continues to expand and thrive. Many of you know us as a “Day-of” Coordination business but over the past year the “Event Planning and Design” side of the company has really taken off! Our aim has been to listen to our client’s ideas and inspiration and (with a wave of our wands) design and execute a brilliant and meaningful event!
Recently we’ve been having some fun coming up with our own concepts and developing them to execution phase to give our clients a tangible example of how we turn their dream into reality. In today’s blog we are thrilled to bring you images from our concept shoot! This “event” was inspired by my personal love for a leader in the fashion-market for over 50 years, Mattel’s iconic Barbie! Along with our high-stylin’ gal we added some glamour, a punch of pink and a retro twist. I think the execution of this concept came out so chic and sweet! Can’t wait to hear what YOU think.
And, just like a wedding or event, we could have never pulled this off without our trusted and talented business partners. From models to make-up artist and flowers to photographers…we have many allies to thank. Our gratitude goes out to:
Thank you to an awesome team of vendors!
All in the Invite/ Maria
Gimmee Some Sugar/Sharon
Ladies and Gent’s/Laura
Moony Love/Hair and Make-up
White Oaks Florist/Jayme
Xpressions by Michelle – Wedding & Portrait Photography